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Culpeper (1649) “... resist all cold afflictions of the brain, convulsions falling sickness, they open cold stomachs, and open obstructions of the liver, they provoke urine and the terms, bring forth the birth and afterbirth.”
Culpeper, Nicholas. (1650). A Physical Directory . London, Peter Cole.

The following notes apply to the species of this plant. Medicinal uses Uses supported by clinical data Inhalation therapy for symptomatic treatment of anxiety, restlessness and to induce relaxation (19–22). Externally in balneotherapy for the treatment of circulation disorders (23). Uses described in pharmacopoeias and well established documents Symptomatic treatment of insomnia, and as a carminative for the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders of nervous origin (15, 24). Uses described in traditional medicine Orally as a cholagogue, diuretic and emmenagogue; externally for the treatment of burns, diarrhoea, headaches, sore throats and wounds (15). Contraindications Aetheroleum Lavandulae is contraindicated in cases of known allergy to the plant material. Owing to its traditional use as an emmenagogue and abortifacient, the essential oil should not be used internally during pregnancy (50–52).
WHO Monographs on Selected Medicinal Plants. Volume 3. 2007. WHO, Geneva

Lavandula angustifolia Mill. 'Munstead'

Genus: Lavandula
Species: angustifolia Mill.
Cultivar: 'Munstead'
Distribution summary: S.Europe
Habit: Shrub
Hardiness: H5 - Hardy; cold winter
Garden status: Currently grown
Garden location: Classical Europe & Middle East (I)
Flowering months: July, August
Reason for growing: Medicinal, other use

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